Well I'm currently re-sitting my learners this weekend on a geared bike, and plan to sit the provisional shortly thereafter... As alot of people know I've just bought a GSXR 600 which is most definately not a provisional or Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAM), but as I am over 30 in NSW I can go straight from Learners to Full Licence....or can I? As I said to the instructor today its pretty much academic what I'm doing at the moment and he agreed saying "yep once you have a gold licence and you're over 30 its not a problem"....ah did he say 'gold licence' :? Now I've had my full unrestricted drivers licence for 18 years, albeit a New Zealand licence, so I decided to have a closer look at the RTA website as I have been basing my assumption on age alone. Re mature riders it states that you must hold or be eligible for a gold licence AND be over 30. I have only lived in Australia for 3 1/2 years so its impossible for me to have a gold licence as you must have held a silver for 5 years, even though I have had my full licence for 18 years. I've written to them and hope that a work around based on my NZ licence can be achieved, but I know have frustrating Govt red tape can be so I'm a bit worried :?: I might have to 'legally' wait 12 months to ride my bike! (can't see that happening). Does anyone have any experience with this situation?